I went to Coachella for the first time this year and it blew my mind. I’d try to describe it, but no description I heard comes nearly close to doing it justice. I’ll just say that if you love music, you should go. I saw the following bands:
Rural Alberta Advantage, Moving Units, Warpaint, Lauryn Hill, Interpol, Cut Copy, Beardyman, Trampled by Turtles, Freelance Whales, Foals, Two Door Cinema Club, Broken Social Scene, One Day as a Lion, Fedde Le Grand, Animal Collective, Arcade Fire, Good Old War, Eliza Doolittle, Menomena, Jacks Mannequin, City and Colour, Jimmy Eat World, Best Coast, The National
My top 5:
- Arcade Fire
- Two Door Cinema Club
- Good Old War
- Jimmy Eat World
- Freelance Whales
Honorable mentions: City and Colour, Interpol, and Trampled By Turtles. Animal Collective was the only band that I hated. They were horrible.
I watched 36 hours of music in 3 days, the temperature was > 100 each day, and I walked > 20 miles between the houses and stages. Coachella was exhausting, but exhilarating. I’ve already started a mental countdown until next year’s festival.